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Ministerial portfolio

Economic Development

Minister for Economic Development
Current Minister:
Hon Stuart Nash

Responsibilities include economic development, enterprise policy, major events, and space policy and legislation.  The portfolio is also responsible for the Procurement Functional Leadership programme. 


The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment provides support for this portfolio.

Crown entities: 

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise1
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited


Vote Business, Science and Innovation


Major Events Management Act 2007
New Zealand International Convention Centre Act 2013
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Act 2003
Outer Space and High Altitude Activities Act 2017

1 The Minister for Economic Development and the Minister of Trade are both responsible Ministers for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Act 2003.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017

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